Racer 5 India Pale Ale - Bear Republic Brewing Co.
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4.5/5 rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
12 oz brown bottle with no bottling date, into my trusty Southampton pint glass.
Very aggressive pour yields a mountain of thick, jagged and sticky white head. Leaves an intricate web of lacing as it dissipates to a lasting film atop the beer. Boasts a glowing orange hue that just screams a boatload of citrus hops within. Ladies and gentlemen, this is what an IPA is all about.
Nose is a copious amount of grapefruit, lemon rind and pine. To be honest, that's exactly what I look for in IPAs; this is a hop-heads delight.
Taste doesn't disappoint in the least; an abundance of tropical fruit citrus accompanied by a biting and lasting hop bitterness. Slight floral and spice presence with a mild malt backbone. Just very very well balanced and absolutely phenomenal. Love me some west coast IPA.
Medium bodied with a clean, non-muddled flavor profile. Doesn't try to do too much, but what it does do, it does to perfection. Great session beer that drinks incredibly easy for something that clocks in at 7%.
I love this beer, and at around $10 a sixer year around, its nearly impossible to beat on the value front. Outside of Lagunitas, I really don't see how you can do much better. Cheers!
Serving type: bottle
07-27-2011 18:28:41 | More by mocktm
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Racer 5 India Pale Ale from Bear Republic Brewing Co.
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